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May 8, 2008, 8:53 a.m. EDT

Make diversification the key to adding funds to your holdings

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Karin Anderson, mutual fund analyst at Morningstar, says investors need to choose funds as much for the way they diversify a portfolio as for past results or their promise for the future. In a radio interview, Anderson said that investors should not just be looking for buy recommendations, but should be choosy to own funds that do not have significant overlap, keeping the number of holdings in a portfolio down and making the money easier to manage.

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